Re-Connecting with Friends

communication lifestyle Aug 04, 2020
This morning I heard from a friend that I hadn't talked to in more than a year. It touched me deeply that she reached out to me and apologized for not staying in touch. Before this past year, we would often have coffee dates to talk and catch up with each other. Life moves so fast that I'm realizing now (by the lump in my throat) how much I missed that connection.
 
About a month ago, I received a call from an old friend I hadn't seen in almost 15 years. I called her back and we played phone tag. Finally when we spoke, we learned that she must've pocket dialed me and didn't mean to call the first time. But we spent an hour talking that day and several hours together a couple of weeks later when she was in town. Though much has changed over the years, the connection was still there and we didn't miss a beat. It felt good to be together again.
 
It's humbling and healing to reconnect with an old friend. To apologize and to accept apology. We get busy and time flies by, but the connections we make along the way are meaningful, and what life's all about.
 
If you have someone in your life you haven't heard from in awhile, let this be your nudge to call or text them. Chances are it will mean a lot to them, and you too.
 
~Jodh

 

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